Editorials

City needs to take larger role in hosting Hamtramck Festival

Now that the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival is over, it’s time to reflect. We have said this before, but we think it’s worth repeating. The festival needs to…

Hamtramck’s basement flooding is now an ongoing health hazard

Once again a number of Hamtramck residents experienced sewer backups during Monday’s heavy downpour. It left many wondering if this is going to be the “new normal” in…

News

Sale of vacant lots has been profitable for the city

Sale of vacant lots has been profitable for the city

  By Charles Sercombe There are no longer lots of empty lots for sale in…

AV ballot defendants plead guilty

AV ballot defendants plead guilty

By Charles Sercombe Apparently following the lead of a fellow defendant, three Hamtramck men have…

Hamtramck’s Labor Day Festival had mixed results this year

Hamtramck’s Labor Day Festival had mixed results this year

By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck’s annual Labor Day Festival had all the ingredients of enjoying another…

Hearing will be held on whether to fire suspended public works director

Hearing will be held on whether to fire suspended public works director

By Charles Sercombe Director of Public Works Steve Shaya should find out if he still…

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Business

Much heralded clothing chain is closing up

Much heralded clothing chain is closing up

By Charles Sercombe Area hipsters’ favorite second-hand clothing store is closing in Hamtramck. Three years ago a collective cheer went up when Value World announced it was locating…

Add one more service you can enjoy at Walter’s Shopping Place

Add one more service you can enjoy at Walter’s Shopping Place

By Charles Sercombe If you call Walter’s Shopping Place a party store, you are seriously short-changing yourself. This is indeed a shopping place — in fact make that…

Closing a bar can be a tall order

Closing a bar can be a tall order

By Charles Sercombe There is certainly no shortage of complaints about Club Aces on Jos. Campau. But the question is: Will those complaints have the legal weight needed…

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The Hamtramck Labor Day Festival

The Hamtramck Labor Day Festival

By Charles Sercombe So many sights and things to take in. Hamtramck’s Labor Day Festival is a feast for the eyes.…

News

Flooding becoming more common

Flooding becoming more common

By Charles Sercombe Not again. That was the sentiment heard echoing throughout town Monday after yet another heavy rain caused widespread basement flooding. The city was first…

Features

Front yards are no longer just for grass

Front yards are no longer just for grass

By Charles Sercombe First it was chickens, and now it’s front yard vegetable gardens. The city council has been on a tear recently in updating various ordinances.…

Editorials

Hamtramck Festival is a great weekend to showcase our city

Well here it is, the end of summer as we know it. While this weekend isn’t officially the last days of summer, the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival…

Sports

Cosmos football coach has high praise for middle school players

Cosmos football coach has high praise for middle school players

By David Piestrzynski Tomorrow is a word filled with optimism for football in Hamtramck. This past season, the Hamtramck High School team finished 3-6, knocking them out…